English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

Maths GCSE (Online)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start w/c 6 September 2021. Enrolment will take place in August 2021. Three hours split into 2 classes of 1.5 hours each will be online via a suitable online platform. All details will be provided at your initial assessment. You will be required to attend College for an initial assessment, mock and final examinations.

Entry requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • You are normally expected to have achieved grade 3/D in GCSE Maths. However you will undertake an assessment. Learners who are are not suitable will be offered Functional Skills Maths

You will achieve

Grades are given from 9-1, with 9 being the highest. GCSE Mathematics at Higher Tier (maximum grade 8/9) or GCSE Mathematics at Foundation Tier (maximum grade 5).

Course overview

Just as languages provide the building blocks and rules we need to communicate, maths uses its own language, made up of numbers, symbols and formulas, to explore the rules we need to measure or identify essential problems like distance, speed, time, space, change, force and quantities.

Maths helps us find patterns and structure in our lives. Practically, maths helps us put a price on things, create graphics , build websites, build skyscrapers and generally understand how things work or predict how they might change over time and under different conditions.

Distance learning/online learning  means studying remotely, allowing you to learn in your own time, wherever you choose. Using a range of material you’ll undertake course activities and assignments with regular support from your tutor, interacting with fellow students via email, online forums, phone and virtual conferencing.

Course content

The topics covered are:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • AQA course specifications can be found by clicking on the link below;


The new specification of GCSE Maths has three exams at the end of the course, 2 calculator and 1 non-calculator.

You must be able to attend the exams on the specified dates as they are fixed dates for all GCSE exams across the country

You will need access to a computer with an internet connection.

You will study at home. You will be required to attend College for your initial assessment and final exams.

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or above) is a specified entry requirement for a wide range of careers and HE courses.

How much does the course cost?

This course is fully funded to anyone who meets the follwing eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria as follows: Not have a grade 4/C (or above) in this qualification Candidates must be aged 19 or over If you live in one of the areas listed below, this course will be free Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster or Sheffield For applicants who live outside these areas, the full cost of the course is £500.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk



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Maths GCSE (Online)

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